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September 16, 2014 Subject:
Public domain issue
I think the point is that this recording was made by the National Park Service.
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May 12, 2014 Subject:
I gather that publication before 1923 (not 1924) rules don't apply to recordings, actually. books, music scores/parts/etc., yes, but not sound recordings, which alas will be under US copyright for quite some time yet under law...